We Are Entering Aleppo and Haiti to Save Lives. Please Come with Us.
In the Syrian city of Aleppo and across the small island nation of Haiti, survivors of terrible man-made and natural disasters are in despeerate need of our help.
The city of Aleppo is suffering. Over the last six weeks, the eastern part of Syria’s largest city has undergone the worst bombardment in six years of war. Even hospitals and aid convoys have been targeted. Hundreds have lost their lives, and the ferocity of the bombing has left large areas of the city without vital supplies and services. The United Nations estimates that over 275,000 people are now under siege, with no end in sight.
Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) is sending a special convoy of cargo trucks full of food packages containing rice, potatoes, cooking oil, cracked wheat, and macaroni to help the displaced and besieged citizens of Aleppo in their time of need. These trucks will unload supplies that will reach at least 10,000 families throughout Aleppo, providing some comfort and stability amid the chaos of the war.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Matthew has left a trail of destruction across Haiti and in the southeast United States. In Haiti the damage is extensive, and over 1000 people have lost their lives. The country, which is one of the poorest in the world, is still feeling the effects of the massive devastation of its 2010 earthquake, which makes the recovery from the hurricane even more difficult.
As it did in 2010, ZF is mobilizing to help the Haitian people. ZF is committed to assisting the long-term recovery effort in Haiti, but the most immediate need in the wake of this disaster is for fresh food and water. ZF’s partners are currently on the ground, distributing urgently needed food packages, water and hygiene kits, while also running a large soup kitchen that feeds 1,000 people per day.
ZF does not forget Hurricane Matthew's victims in the United States. The southeast coast, including parts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, has been severely damaged by huge floods that have destroyed thousands of homes. ZF is organizing to supply these communities with emergency food, hygiene, and water supplies, as well as volunteers to assist with the recovery efforts.
Please give today and come with us to support our brothers and sisters in Syria, Haiti, and the southeast U.S. during these troubled times.